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Community & Content

A round-up of community groups and content platforms that bring you a diverse range of perspectives. 

The 4Front Project

A member-led organisation supporting young people with experiences of violence and/or in contact with the criminal justice system to fight for justice, peace and freedom.

Youth Realities

A youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support

Flock Together

A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in nature by organising bird watching walks and events.

Healing Justice LDN

A grassroots organisation working at the intersections of oppression, health, healing and liberation practice, that supports People of Colour by delivering workshops, skill shares and trainings to share knowledge and build alternative health provision/ community-led health, rooted in the needs of those marginalised.

Land in Our Names (LION)

An ecosystem builder centring the experience of Black people and People of Colour through an anti-capitalist, reparative justice framework. LION hold workshops and events to strategise and network-build while consistently documenting their activities through writing, photography and video.

Migrant Media

A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe

African & Caribbean Support Northern Ireland

African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) is a community-based organisation that seeks to provide an array of support and services to those from the continent of Africa, the Caribbean (West Indies), and other families in Northern Ireland.

ACSONIs' works collaboratively to preserve, promote and platform the cultural heritage of those from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora through various drop-in support services and comprehensive programmes. 

 

 

We Are Here UK

An artist-led and artist-run platform providing an open platform for discussion around what it means to be British, led by BME women and non-binary people of colour. We Are Here UK work with British BME women and non-binary artists across the UK hosting exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions.

Latin Elephant

A charity that promotes alternative and innovative ways of engaging and incorporating migrant and ethnic groups in processes of urban change in London.

Building Communities Resource Centre

A charity supporting community and civil society organisations with varied schemes and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to help communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.

Daikon

A zine by and for South East and East Asian people of marginalised genders in the diaspora.

The Outside Project

Crisis night shelter for the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) community who feel endangered, who are homeless or 'hidden' homeless and feel they are on the outside of services due to historical and present prejudice in society and their homes.

London Buddhist Centre

London Buddhist Centre teaches meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant to contemporary life. They offer a full schedule of classes and events available online. They also run yoga classes, PoetryEast, school visits, two charity shops, fairs, festivals and classes for people under 25 - all in an atmosphere of community and friendship.

Inclusive Mosque Initiative

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities.

Keshet UK

Keshet UK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. Keshet UK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.

Sarbat LGBT Sikhs

Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. They organise regular events to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities.

POC in Nature

A Black-led community for People of Colour to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.

POC Housing London

A facebook group for any people of colour who want to live with other People of Colour in/around the city of London. It is queer and trans friendly.

POC in Campaigns

A facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in campaigns to share opportunities, concerns and questions.

QTPoC Mental Health

QTPoC Mental Health is a facebook group that exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of colour and publish original art and writing on www.restforresistance.com.

Toynbee Hall

Toynbee Hall work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty in East London. They provide: Legal advice, debt advice, work advice, youth projects, learning programmes and create research and policy reports

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB): Northern Ireland

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) understand that everyone’s individuals and unique experience of sight loss and therefore offers up help and support for blind and partially sighted people. Services are varied and extensive and this can be from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services etc.

Asian Women's Resource Centre

The Asian Women's Resource Centre provide support services in a range of languages. Their service ensures cultural sensitivity, confidentiality and listening time in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

Strabane Ethnic Community Association

The Aims of Strabane Ethnic Community Association is to identify and respond to the needs of minority ethnic communities and to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as Northern Ireland become more diverse. 

The Chinese Welfare Trust

The Chinese Welfare Trust meets the needs of Chinese elders living in the UK. Many older Chinese people find themselves isolated, marginalised and lonely. TCWT works with different housing associations helping them cater to the needs of their Chinese residents and signposting those seeking sheltered housing and extra-care homes to housing schemes.

The Monitoring Group

The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. Their aims are: a. To promote good race relations; b. To advance race relations by means of education and awareness raising; and c. To relieve the needs of those who are distressed or suffering violence or harassment.

Girls Rock School Northern Ireland

Girls Rock School Northern Ireland is a platform that is set out to encourage and empower women and girls of all ages to get more involved in the world of music, specifically rock and roll. The organisation offers up workshops and mentoring in electric guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.

INQUEST

INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.

Juvenis

Juvenis offers bespoke support and training enabling young people who are having difficulties at school, at home or in the community to turn around their lives and (re)engage with employment, education or training.

Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS is an important umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. 

Take Back The Power

Take Back The Power is a programme for young people aged 16-25 to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities.

Clan Mor Sure Start

Clan Mor Sure Start works with an array of organisations, parents, and children to ensure every child and parents of a child under 4 have access to advice, information, and services they need to give their children the best start in life and enhance their family lives. This organization offers a range of services from family support, health visiting, midwife support, and much more.

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.

Sangini

Sangini is a multicultural women’s organisation based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. They seek to improve the quality of women’s lives by increasing their physical, mental and spiritual health through educational, creative and participatory activities that also celebrate cultural diversity. Classes include cooking, art, storytelling for young people, henna, creative writing etc.

Assisted Homes

We support adults who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and who may also need to overcome a dependence on addictive substances. We do this in a number of ways with: Outreach work, supported housing, resettlement support

The Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society. 

SOAS Detainee Support

SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention, and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation. They visit people held in Immigration Removal Centres and London prisons under immigration powers.

Radical Housing Network

Radical Housing Network is a London-wide alliance of 30+ groups and campaigns fighting for housing justice. They are currently lobbying the government to extend the eviction ban.

Disability action

Disability Action is a Northern Ireland charity that works with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities, and mental health disabilities. This organisation offers up a range of services from advice, advocacy, driving support, education and training, transport, legal and work advice.

Akwaaba

Akwaaba is a Hackney-based social centre for migrants. We offer a space for rest, play, learning and mutual support. Akwaaba is for all migrants regardless of immigration status, ‘race’, religion, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and (dis)ability.

Black Thrive

Black Thrive is a partnership between communities, statutory, voluntary and private organisations working to address Black mental health inequalities in Lambeth

May Project Gardens

May Project Gardens provides practical, affordable, and collective solutions for people to live sustainably and challenge power structures that don't serve their interests. They do this using what they consider universally connecting tools - nature, food and creative arts - to foster people’s personal transformation, which collectively leads to social change.

Migrants Organise

Migrants Organise is an award winning, grassroots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.

Sufra NW London

Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course.

MindWise

Mindwise is a mental health charity that seeks to raise awareness, challenge the stigma, and campaign for changes to be made within the mental health sector.

Mindwise has an array of key services and offers advice, training, counseling and teaches workplaces to better understand and support good mental health practices.

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives is the home of Black British History. They use their mission to collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK and to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society. At their HQ they run a series of gallery exhibitions, educational programmes and public engagement events. They provide free access to their unique set of archives, museum objects and reference library.

Midaye

Midaye Somali Development Network was originally the Somali Mothers and Under Fives group, to serve mothers with young children.

The Midaye Somali Development Network advocates on behalf of the community across a broad spectrum of needs.

HERe NI

HERe Ni is a community group and a safe place for lesbian and Bisexual Womxn here in Northern Ireland. HERe Ni aims to create a community space where women can meet, organise, and interact in whatever manner they like. The space is utilised in a number of ways but HERe Ni encourages active discussions, events classes and much more. To find out more get in touch.

Shine

Shine is an organisation that supports people with Spina bifida, Hydrocephalus, and other similar conditions like Intracranial Hypertension and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

The organisations offer support in a number of ways. If you, a family member or a friend are seeking support and or advice find by visiting the website.

Migrant Centre Northern Ireland (MCNI)

MCNI was established to ensure the rights of migrant workers are protected in NI, tackle racism, eliminate barriers against migrant workers, advance education and raise public awareness about their rights.

MCNI has 3 offices across NI, in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry~Londonderry. They offer bilingual services, immigration advice, records and reports hate crimes. 

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland.

They have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry. The organisation offers up an array of services from free sexual health checks to counselling services. 

Extern (Changing Lives every day)

Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks ot provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more. To find out more about the organisation please visit the webiste.

Young at Art

Young at Art is one of Northern Ireland's leading children's arts not-for-profit companies and it is also home to the prestigious Belfast

Their ethos is that ' every child should have the right to access exciting and original creative experiences, regardless of who they are or where they come from. They offer projects and programmes with that aim to encourage young children to express themselves freely. 

Craigavon Travellers Support Committee

Craigavon Travellers Support Committee aims to support Irish Travellers within the Craigavon area.

The committee offers a large array of services - healthy living and well-being, housing support, education, mortality, racism and discrimination support. CTSC believes in and works towards positive community cohesion which is done through education, community development and welfare rights. 

Wah Hep Chinese Community Association

Wah Hep which means “Chinese self-help", is a community development association that represents and provides services for the Chinese community in Armagh county. The organisation 'Wah Hep' has a drop in centre which provides key information to the Chinese and wider community of Northern Ireland.

Bryson Intercultural

Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower ethnic minority communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The organisation supports and works with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers and many more by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration here in Northern Ireland. To find out more please visit the website. 

YMCA North Down

YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community across North Downs. The organisation's ethos is to support young people, families and the local community to 'flourish in mind, body and spirit'. YMCA North Down works with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race. To find out more please visit the website.

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS)

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS) is an organisaition that is designed to support and promote the mental health and emotional well-being of people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities throughout Northern Ireland. CANS services seek to implement these through the provision of culturally appropriate or common minority ethnic language, high quality and accessible counseling service. To find out more please visit the website. 

 

Chinese Welfare Association - Belfast

The Chinese Welfare Association Northern Ireland is a community support group that seeks to provide services such as: community development, youth and children work, education, welfare rights, race relations & training and community interpreting. To find out more please check ou the Facebook page.

Glenshane Community Development Limited

Glenshane Community Development Limited provides low-cost workspace, educational & training courses, Advice Service, migrant support, room hire, luncheon club for the elderly, and a drop-in facility. To find out more visit the Facebook page.

GenderJam NI

Gender Jam supports and bring together young trans, non-binary, questioning, and intersex people together and create resources to help the community in Northern Ireland. GenderJam NI has an array of advice and services such as: housing, education, healthcare and other issues that affect the trans community in the region. 

Inter Ethnic Forum (Mid East and Antrim)

Inter-Ethnic Forum is an organisation that aims to help ethnic minorities within the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council area.

The aim is to assist with the process of integration as this can often seem difficult and daunting to new comers, as well as promoting positive community cohesion the Inter-Ethnic Forum also platforms other cultures n the local community. 

Hansel Group of Charities

The Hansel group is one of Scotlands leading charities that support those who live with disabilities.

Hansel Alliance provides services directly supporting young people in their transition to adulthood. They also support people in their own homes; within residential settings; through daytime opportunities; through short breaks and respite opportunities, and through employment support.

Thousand 4 1000 (Brighton)

A discrete offshoot of Brighton Migrant Solidarity. They are the only organisation in the Brighton area providing housing support to destitute migrants who are not allowed to work or have no recourse to public funds.

They take referrals directly from organisations such as Brighton Voices in Exile. In addition to accommodation, they also provide financial, practical and emotional support to locally based migrants.

Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum

Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum is a non profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. Their primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women.

Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly's mission is to work with Black and ethnic minority communities to begin a systems change - a rethinking and rebalancing of systems from an economy of oppression and exclusion, to an economy of care and inclusion

SHADE

A member-led community organisation which celebrates, empowers, promotes and supports Asian, Black, Latin, Middle Eastern people, and people from other diverse ethnicities, living and connected to St Leonards and Hastings.

They aim to decolonise power structures, oppose discrimination and to provide welcoming and inclusive safe spaces.

WE ARE HERE

WE ARE HERE is a celebration of Black British history and a recognition of Black presence in the UK spanning centuries. WE ARE HERE is specifically focussed on the coastal communities of Hastings and Rother, down on the south coast of England.

Mind Out

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern

Asylum Welcome

Asylum Welcome welcomes asylum seekers, refugees and detainees who have fled persecution and danger in their own countries and seek refuge in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

The Oxford Food Bank

The Oxford Food Bank collects surplus fresh food from local supermarkets and wholesalers and supplies it for free to over 100 charities in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Open Door

Open Door is a drop-in service for refugees and asylum seekers at the East Oxford Community Centre. They offer advice, information, support, recreational activities and a free lunch. They provide a welcoming environment for people to meet, make connections, chat to volunteers and friends, gain training and participate in the preparation of a hot lunch (with halal and vegetarian options).

Oxford Gatehouse

The Gatehouse offers free support for adults aged 25+ who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low income and/or looking for company and community.

DREAMSAI

DREAMSAI's objectives are:

1. Promoting teachings of Shirdi Saibaba as set out in Satcharita

2. Supplying food, hygiene items and essentials to homeless & needy people in temporary sheltered accommodation.

3.Raising awareness of the blood donation, bone marrow and stem cells within Indian community.

Trubys Garden Tea Room

Trubys Garden Tea Room is an interfaith community cafe run by Muslim women building positive relationships between communities in Milton Keynes

Aik Saath

The words "Aik Saath" mean "Together As One" in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Aik Saath believe in working together for positive social change. Their mission is to work with people from all communities, faiths and backgrounds to promote and encourage conflict resolution and community cohesion through training, campaigns and projects.

The Zainab Foundation

The Zainab Foundation reaches people through its bookshops, which provide a large range of Islamic books and ornaments bought from the UK and around the World. They have also donated books to be used for the National Curriculum. During the month of Ramadan the charity provides clothing and rations for those in need.

Slough Refugee Support

Slough Refugee Support – SRS – is a registered charity focused exclusively on the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. SRS has built up a deep stock of experience of working with refugees and helping them with the many obstacles they face in their efforts to settle, contribute and thrive in the UK.

Pakistan Welfare Association Slough

The aims and objectives of the association are to provide welfare services to the Pakistani community in Slough. We promote racial harmony, provide assistance and guidance to our members, hold social events and celebrate national days and liaise with local authorities, with a view to resolve various matters concerning the Pakistani community in Slough, Berkshire.

Safe Passage

Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passeage and access to legal routes for child refugess throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensire Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees. To fin out more about their services please do visit the website.

Room For Refugees

Room For Refugees is a community hosting network that offers safe, temporary homes and pastoral support for insecurely-housed refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable groups - families, the sick, the elderly and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with no recourse to public funds. To find out more please check out the website. 

The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre

The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre offers the following services:

  • Janaaza (Funeral Prayer).
  • Nikkah (Islamic Marriage Ceremony).
  • Advice session for health and well-being 
  • Advice session for finance 

Ashford BME Association

Ashford BME Association is part of Kent’s local ‘See, Hear and Respond’ partnership, coordinated by Barnardo’s, for working with young people who may be experiencing harm or difficulties during the coronavirus period.

Samphire

Locally, in Dover, Samphire runs a community engagement project working with migrant and British communities to improve social cohesion, and better inclusion of migrants into Dover and surrounding areas of Kent

Aberdeen Solidarity with refugees.

Aberdeen Solidarity with refugees is an organisation that provides a coordinated platform for those of us in Aberdeen and North-East Scotland who wish to support refugees, with an immediate focus on the European refugee crisis. To find out more please visit the Facebook page.

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)

Offers support to refugees, asylum seekers and non-European migrants with no recourse to public funds in West Hertfordshire.

Their mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long term support (i.e. basic needs including food, ESOL, befriending etc) until statutory services are in place. WTRRP does not provide accommodation but finds ‘ways and means’ to help source emergency accommodation.

P.H.O.E.B.E centre

P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based registered charity that offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children.

Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange

Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange provides A supplementary school, benefits for the elderly, translation support, health and wellbeing information, free immigration legal advice, seminars, workshops and certified volunteering opportunities for teenagers

St Rollox Community Outreach

St Rollox Community Outreach offers a range of support and services to local residents, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in North Glasgow. The organisation has a drop-in café available which is available for anyone to come in and have a coffee and meet friends. To find out more about St Rollox Community Outreach please visit the website.

The Edinburugh Muslim Community Association

The Edinburgh Muslim Community Association’ is a non-sectarian grassroots organisation formed in 2004 by a group of committed converts to Islam and Muslim youth of Scotland. The Association aims are to establish positive community cohesion between the Scottish Muslim community and the general public, provide practical assistance, care and promote unity in society and the Muslim Community. To find out more please visit the website.

Unity in the Community (Glasgow)

Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.

Glasgow Womens Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. To find out more please visit the website.

Refugee Survival Trust

The Refugee Survival Trust provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed. The Refugee Survival Trust seeks to build connections between people and use what they learn to campaign for change. To find out more please visit the webiste

Central and West Integration Network

Building a network that brings people together, including formal and informal community groups, agencies and individuals, to seek to ensure that all refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and BME communities across Glasgow and Central Scotland have full and equal access to resources which assist in alleviating poverty, improving their standard of living and promoting their settlement and integration within the wider community. 

Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is a faith-based (Shī’a Ithnā ʿAsharī ) organisation working to meet the needs of the Scottish Shia Muslim community and the breadth of society in general across the cultural, social, political, and religious spectra. We work to engage with other communities and faiths; strengthening ties in an effort to create a setting for religious and racial harmony, equality, and diversity in the nation. To find out more please visit the website. 

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is an organisation that gives the opportunity for students aged between 8 and 25 to experience the complete orchestral experience. The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland offers a comprehensive pathway to join orchestras, jazz bands, training ensembles, and an ever-expanding outreach programme. To find out please visit the website.

Mutli-Cultural Family Base

The Multi-cultural family base works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties.

Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them. 

Black South West Network

The Black South West Network (BSWN) build dynamic, independent and strong Black communities, businesses and organisations that are empowered to flourish while challenging systemic barriers and forging a true path. Their work covers enterprise and innovation, cultural inclusion, as well as research and knowledge. They run events, broker relationships and more.

Khaas Bristol

Khaas is the only service of its kind in the South West that has worked across the Bristol area delivering services to improve the lives of disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.

Refugee Women of Bristol

Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, and are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community.

Bristol Muslim Cultural Society

As a Muslim Cultural Society, their aim is to empower the Muslim community in Bristol and the surrounding area to further the economic (employment, enterprise, training) educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of the Muslim community.

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group

The Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group exists to support the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.

Bristol Mind

Bristol branch of the nationwide mental health organisation. Run emotional support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services and resources on how to care for your mental health during the pandemic.

Bristol Black Carers

Bristol Black Carers is an award-winning charity committed to an important mission - to provide culturally appropriate support and assistance for carers and their families within Black and Asian communities across Bristol.

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services can help you in a variety of ways; from practical and emotional support to legal advice, everything will be guided by you and only with your consent. This service is completely free and confidential.

One25

One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities.

St Pauls Advice Centre

St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination, domestic violence and other community care issues. They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.

Bristol Homeless Connect

Bristol Homeless Connect is a website which has information about how people can get help, find out how to help, or find out more information about rough sleeping in Bristol. They offer support on topics including healthcare, laundry, gambling support, work and training, drug/alcohol support, food and much more.

Bristol Outreach for the Homeless (BOSH)

BOSH provides an outreach service providing anything they reasonably can to make lives more comfortable. They also provide advocacy, advice, one to one support and help settling in to a new home and maintaining a tenancy.

Borderlands

Borderlands has been supporting refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration status in the wider Bristol area since 2011. They help refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration from exclusion to belonging.

Caring in Bristol

Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that help people move away from the streets and prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.

Resolve West

Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.

Next Link Bristol

They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. The website offers further information and what to do in a crisis.

Addiction Recovery Agency

ARA provides structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance, as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life. They are a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol.

Shire Advice Service

Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues etc. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.

The Marmalade Trust

The Marmalade Trust in Bristol are a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships. They provide companionship and joy to those struggling with loneliness, they run an annual Awareness Week campaign as well as events.

Womankind

Womankind helps hundred of women across the South West every year to improve their mental health and well-being so they can experience a better quality of life. They offer counselling, group therapy, befriending as well as a speciality service for deaf women.

Vine Counselling Services

 

Vine Counselling Services is a charity based in Congresbury offering donation based professional counselling to people in the community who need help to cope with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, bullying, trauma, loneliness, abuse, family problems.

1625 Independent People

1625 Independent People is a charity that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the South West. They find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities.

Filwood Hope

Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis. They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.

The Beehive Centre

The Beehive Centre aims to reduce social isolation and connect communities in Whitehall and St. George. The Centre hosts social events and activities and many activities are tailored to the needs of older people (55+ years).

Carefree Cornwall

Carefree works with young people aged 11-25 who are in and leaving care across Cornwall. They engage in positive social education activities, events and projects, as well as a personal advisor service for about half of Cornwall's care leavers.

Trelya

Trelya provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall through the development of their lifeskills, motivations and aspirations.

People and Gardens

Through gardening and growing, People and Gardens in St Austell enables people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals, to learn work and social skills and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace.

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

BCHA are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people. Although based in Bournemouth, they currently deliver services across the South from Plymouth to Reading.

LGBT Dorset Equality Network

A charity and community organisation run by and for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community members. The network initiates and develops lobbying and educational information campaigns, as well as creating community space.

Space Youth Project

Space runs regular, free youth groups all across Dorset, in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Beaminster, and Sherborne, for every LGBT+ person regardless of race, religion, or social background. 

MyUmbrella LGBT+

MyUmbrella LGBT+ is a volunteer led project of Reading Pride to raise awareness of the lesser known identities across the sexuality, gender, romantic and fetish spectrum's collectively known as LGBT+.

Purbeck Good Neighbours

Purbeck Good Neighbours is a volunteer group who can help older people over 50 with small or difficult one-off tasks in their home. They can help with; clearing rubbish, filing, moving furniture, helping with paperwork and letters, changing lightbulbs and batteries, and more.

Trans Central

Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgender community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs and events.

Asian Rationalist Society (Britain)

We promote a view of life that reason and evidence should form the bases of our knowledge and all our convictions.

General advice and support for BAME communities away from a secular perspective.

Afro-British Support Services "Impact"

The overall aim of Afro-British Support Services "IMPACT" is to provide professional innovative Information, Advice and Guidance support services that will enable refugees, asylum seekers and new communities to improve the quality of their lives.

Cysters

Cysters is a grassroots charity, dedicated to supporting individuals & improving the health, education & welfare of those with reproductive & mental health issues. We aim to educate the public about reproductive health & education.

One Voice

One Voice are an organisation run by disabled people, in line with the social model of disability - we believe that people like us have impairments, what disables us is an inaccessible environment or disabling attitudes. 

Notts LGBT

Our aims are to provide information and support for:

  • People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans
  • For their relations, families, friends and colleagues 

Dosti

Dosti (Friendship), provides a LGBTQIA safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations.

Bras Not Bombs

An East Midlands based facebook group for womxn who collect, fundraise to supply quality bras, new knickers, sanitary products and dignity packs for women and girls fleeing war and violence.

Diverse Cymru

Diverse Cymru provides support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people throughout Wales who are affected by mental ill health.

Bangladesh Circle

Bangladesh Welfare Association Cardiff was established in 1985. It is a national body working to ensure the development and recognition of the role of the Cardiff Bangladeshi voluntary and community sector.

 

 

Somaliland Mental Health Organisation

To support people with mental health needs in the UK through health care training and development programmes. The charity does this by providing essential needs such as medicines and training for health professionals. 

Chinese In Wales Association

Chinese In Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales.

CIWA was set up to meet the changing demographic needs of the Chinese community in Wales. 

Glitter Cymru

Glitter Cymru is a monthly social meet-up group for individuals who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up in 2005 by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aimed to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support service to meet their needs. 

Hayaat Women Trust

We run regular drop-in sessions, offering advice, information to the newcomers to access local health and education facilities. We also hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff specifically within Community First areas. 

BAME Helpline Wales

Our helpline advisors can: Signpost to relevant organisations and services in your area Provide specialist employment advice Signpost and refer to specialist organisations Provide information in a range of community languages Provide information in relation to: Health, Work, Welfare Entitlements, Education ,Housing, Personal Safety

Khidmat Centres (Bradford)

The main focus of Khidmat Centres is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include:
Older People Services
Drop-in
Education Classes
Health and Wellbeing
Advice on Welfare Benefits
Womens Group
Learning Disability Project
Carers Hub
Halal Food inspection in schools
Muslim Women in Prison Project

Wirral Change

Wirral Change is a Black and Racial Minorities Outreach Service offering information, advice and guidance on jobs, education, training, self-employment, health and wellbeing, as well as signposting to other services for racial minority people on the Wirral.

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. They offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. They have a Women at Risk section which helps women migrants and refugees who are disproportionately affected and at more risk of domestic violence, trafficking, forced labour, and other forms of gender based violence.

The Asian Community

The Asian Community serves the needs of the Asian Community, setting up capacity building group activities and promoting community cohesion. It also helps people access other services across the city.

Cambridge African Network Group

The Cambridge African Network (CAN) group organises events for the benefit of our members as well as the general public in Cambridgeshire. These include capacity building and recreational events to promote personal development and social inclusion.

Cambridge Chinese Community Centre

The objectives of the Cambridge Chinese Community Centre are to promote the benefit of the community of Cambridge, to promote racial harmony, to provide some facilities for recreation and leisure-time occupation as to improve life style and to improve general welfare of its members

Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum

CECF provides a cultural diversity service that helps promote an understanding between people from different ethnic groups and help them be a natural part of Cambridge life. We give special social, cultural, moral and practical support to groups and develop particular projects where needed.

Covid-19 LGBTQ+ Mutual Aid

LGBTQ+ homelessness charity The Outside Project has set up an online support hub for the community to provide help to those in need, especially those who are homeless or in insecure circumstances.

In the group you can provide your details so you can then be connected with a nearby LGBTQ+ person in need of support. 

Women Who

Women Who is a platform dedicated to helping women think, work, and live better, by fostering environments that allow them to make vital connections, share essential information, and (of course) have plenty of fun along the way. 

Everything they do is aimed at helping women get to where they want to be.

Future Girl Corp

Helping female leaders thing bigger, join their Facebook group for a collaborative online community for female entrepreneurs

The Other Box

The Other Box educate and empower people to work and live more inclusively through our training, consultancy & brand partnerships

They run a Facebook group that provides a supportive online community for people & parents of colour. 

They also run diversity and inclusion training and a jobs board. 

IPC (North East)

Investing in People and Culture promotes the economic and social inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and other minority communities in the North East. They provide links to education, work, training and integration advice.

Pakistan Cultural Society (Newcastle)

This community group offers an intercultural forum that would promote South Asian traditional and contemporary arts and cultures. Over the years, the experience of PCS has managed to bring together diverse audiences which have helped to break down the conventional boundaries and cultural barriers. 

North East of England African Community Association - NEEACA

The NEEACA is a charity organisation that offers support, advocacy, advice and empowerment to people of African descent living in the North East.

  • befriending 
  • social and cultural events for all
  • assistance & workshops to those those negotiating different cultural expectations
  • opportunities to learn about African achievements, culture, art and music

CREST - Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside

CREST is a charity that promotes racial equality and assists people from communities in South Tyneside (and further afield) to enjoy a better quality of life. Through their Chai and Chat (for over 50s), Forgotten Folklore and Essential Skills for Work clubs, CREST supports those in need to gain access in education, training and employment, to raise aspirations and to ensure their voice is heard.

NEST via NUSU

A multi-award winning and internationally-recognised student-led project at Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) that is managed by Go Volunteer. N.E.S.T empowers the refugee and asylum-seeking community in the region through a variety of formats such as one-to-one English teaching, group English classes, sports, creative arts and trips into the local area.

Aapna Services (Middlesbrough)

With services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support, this charity aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion, belief or creed by providing a local network group that encourages and enables the people to participate more effectively with the wider community.

TS1 Tees Valley - Sports

Community sporting initiative welcoming members of ethnic minorities in order to bring communities together, with competition money going to organisations like the One Ummah organisation, an Islamic charity working with people affected by the Syrian conflict.

Nacro SWITCH Project

A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. 

They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.

Rubies

In response to a study that found Middlesbrough as the 'worst place in the UK for girls growing up', this charity aims to increase self-esteem, builds resilience and form a safe women's community and space.

Best Beginnings

Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.

Kooth App

Kooth is a child and young adult-centred online mental wellbeing community, where users can seek advice anonymously from the professional admin team.

A Way Out

Based in Stockton-on-Tees, A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which aims to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people.

They offer support for people with substance misuse problems, those involved with sex work, homeless or living on the streets, often engaged in offending or victims of abuse.
 

FODI: Friends of Drop-In Sunderland

The Drop-In provides a safe and friendly environment for asylum seekers and refugees. They offer services such as internet access, free swim and gym, ESOL, free haircuts, free trips to places of interest, donations of food and clothes.

Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association

The Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association is a non-political, non-religious organisation formed to serve and represent the interests of those members of the Chinese community.

They run a Chinese Language School, Elders’ Group, Women’s Group, Business Group and Recreational Group.

South Asian Society Devon and Cornwall

The main aim of this society is to create a cultural, social and mutual support network for Devon and Cornwall’s increasingly large South Asian community. SAaS has a wide membership base of people who are drawn from countries surrounding the Indian sub-continent or are part of the Asian Diaspora. They provide social welfare, recreation alongside multicultural events.

Cornwall Islamic Community Centre

Run by the Cornwall Islamic Trust, this is the first and only dedicated Islamic Centre in Cornwall. The centre holds a number of weekly and annual events including prayers, Sunday school, women's groups and other cultural responsibilities.

Cornwall Refugee Resource Network

The Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network is a committed group who are passionate about Cornwall being a place of welcome, refuge and sanctuary. They offer practical support such as sponsorship, workshops, providing resources, campaigning and running conferences to communicate with the local community.
 

Bude Refugee Support Group

BRSG (Bude Refugee Support Group) arrange Community Sponsorship, support refugees to rebuild their lives and resettle through English teaching, training and employment support, childminding, driving theory and much more.

Black Voices Cornwall

Challenging authorities, institutes and organisations across all sectors, as well as holding them to account, is a vital step towards achieving their Key Aims. Developing effective partnerships and reviving the Race Equalities Council are also crucial initiatives. They provide training and education, arts and culture, as well as support and signposting.
 

Dorset Race Equality Council

The Dorset REC inform and educate regarding race and ethnic relations including raising awareness, challenging prejudice, informing minority ethnic individuals of their rights, and work with partner organisations to influence policy and combat racial discrimination and racial violence.

Dhek Bhal

Dhek Bhal provides a range of quality services to the South Asian community in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including respite services for carers of South Asian elders, a Daycentre for frail and disabled elderly individuals, outreach support schemes, carer support groups, women's and men's projects and more.

Nilaari

Nilaari are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people. Nilaari’s services are available to ALL communities across Bristol. 

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse. Their resources are available in a range of languages including Arabic, Somali, BSL, Chinese and more.

Studio Upstairs

Studio Upstairs in Bristol provides artistic resources and support to adults experiencing mental and emotional distress, in drug and alcohol recovery, as well as those wtih mild learning disabilities and/or moderate conditions.

Muslim Women Network

Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) is the only national Muslim women's organisation in Britain. We are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. 

Jewish West Midlands

One of the largest Jewish organisations within the West Midlands that runs community support and voluntary services to the Jewish diaspora.

Walsall Black Sisters

Walsall Black Sisters Collective is a registered charity that was established in July 1986 by a group of young Black women. From this initial meeting they continued to meet regularly and out of this was formed the “Walsall Black Sisters Collective” as we know today. 

Nottingham Chameleons

Chameleons is a social and support group, so we’re here for each other and to have some fun too. We don’t sit in a circle and confess our sins. Instead, tables and chairs are put out, and people pull up a seat and chat with friends. 

Derbyshire LGBT

Derbyshire LGBT+ is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, we are here to support anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual identity or gender identity, this includes family and friends. 

Transcend

We are a small group of like minded people who have faced or facing the problems of being TV or TS.

The group of friends who have given input to this group decided that we would become a signpost to other organisations and agencies. 

Inter Faith Forum for Leicestershire

The Inter Faith Forum for Leicestershire was developed in July 2008 as a network to promote greater understanding and awareness of religion, faith and belief. It brings together representatives from faith communities, along with other interested individuals.

Leicester Council Of Faiths

Leicester Council of Faiths promotes trust, understanding and co-operation among the city’s faith communities, speaks up for their viewpoint on significant issues, and provides reliable information to civic authorities, service providers, educational institutions and local media. 

Himmah

Himmah is a grass roots community-based initiative tackle poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion. We do this through a combination of service provision, campaigning work, arts and education work and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations.

AJAR - Asylum Justice and Release Leeds

AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, seeking to help people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail. It supports asylum seekers who have been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the Leeds area if released.

Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield (DASH)

DASH hosts drop-in days providing hot meals, a safe social space, casework and referrals (not legal aid), liaising with housing providers, form-filling for health and education institutions, a food bank, creative activities, and advice on settling in to life in the UK.

Sharing Voices (Bradford)

Sharing Voices Bradford (SVB) aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities through community development in partnership with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and other stakeholders through promoting inclusion in all spheres of civil life. They offer counselling, dementia aid, community support among many other services.

QED (Bradford)

Since 1990, QED have been running projects such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.

BAC - Bradford African Community

A community-run group, BAC look to achieve integration, adaptation and help to meet the need of refugees by empowering them to participate fully in the UK society. Services also include a Women's Group, Homework Club, and ESOL classes.

Women Zone (Bradford)

Womenzone Community Centre is a registered charity established in 2003 to address the isolation and lack of voice and visibility of South Asian women in the Bradford 3 area. With ESOL classes, Women's Health groups, employment support and other services, Womenzone identifies needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place, to prevent them from being socially excluded and assist their fuller integration into society

 

BEAP (Bradford)

BEAP seeks to empower members of the Bangladeshi community in Bradford. Addressing issues arising from separation between local communities, including different forms of conflict based on cultural diversity. Tackling this through projects such as Women's Group, The Job Club, sports activities, older people's Day Care etc, which recognise and accept the importance of differences, whilst finding common ground between them.

Meeting Point Leeds

Practical and Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, this charity provides ESOL, Women's Group and weekly drop-in sessions with hot meals and food aid.

Path Yorkshire

Path provides free ESOL courses, and run The Hive Online, a safe space for migrants to practice English conversations while learning about the British culture, local services, opportunities, and share their cultural identities and stories.

Levelling The Playing Field

Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS).

LTPF operates in the following areas:

HEMCC - Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre

HEMCC is a charity based in Hull which aims to advance the education and training of members of ethnic minorities within the local area, so as to assist them to adapt within a new community. We provide English Language classes in both ESOL and IELTS in order to allow refugees to gain vital language skills which will help them to integrate within British society.

HANA - Humber all Nations Alliance

Governed by local people and embedded within the communities they support.
Supporting BME and migrant communities by providing them with a voice, advocating on their behalf and representing their interests.
Aiming to build relationships between communities and services by providing them with support and activities that encourage community co-operation.
Co-ordinating projects and events that are tailored to the needs of communities and encourage the celebration of culture.

York Racial Equality Network

York Racial Equality Network aims to:
Enable BME voices to be better heard in York.
Improve access to appropriate services and support for BME people.
Increase the confidence of BME people to express themselves and be mutually supportive.

Through their open forums and the Voice Projects, they help to accurately represent ethnic minorities.

York Interfaith

We aim to contribute to the promotion of mutual respect and understanding between faith communities and aim to respond to the new & changing ethnic and faith mix of population in York.

Leeds Black Elders Association

Leeds Black Elders Association, a neighbourhood network scheme, takes great pride in providing specialised provision for Black elders, ensuring that their particular needs are being met.

With their website accessible to speakers of eleven different languages, they offer services from meals on wheels, health and wellbeing club, home security, a drop-in service, housing support and activity club.

Young Black Minds

Young Black Minds is a Leeds Mind service in partnership with Black Health Initiative, open to male-identifying Black individuals, aged 16 to 25, who live in Leeds.

It will create closed peer support community groups based on shared personal experience and empathy, focusing on strengths to help develop skills and strategies to maintain mental health and wellbeing. The delivery of each group is co-produced with its group members to meet their specific needs.

Dosti Leeds

A place where Asian women can meet and form friendships. The service offers individual and group support to meet the diverse needs of Asian women. Staff speak various Asian languages and have expertise in mental health. Dosti offers culturally appropriate activities promoting a programme of mental health recovery. Dosti is a safe and confidential support service improving women’s mental health in Leeds. The services they offer include:

Women’s friendship group in Armley and Chapeltown,
1:1 support
IT classes
ESOL classes

Hope Bereavement Support

Created in mind for ethnic communities to have an outlet to grieve and receive support after the passing of a loved one, in particular babies and miscarriages. Hope offers multi-lingual counselling services, workshops, counselling and coaching among other things.

Black Health Initiative (Leeds)

BHI is a community engagement organisation working towards equality of access to health and social care within Leeds and the surrounding areas for disadvantaged communities. They offer community initiatives, senior support groups and counselling.

WIFCOS - West Indian Family Counselling Service (Leeds)

Part of the Leeds Bereavement Forum, WIFCOS offers a free, confidential counselling service in safe and comfortable surroundings. Where necessary, home or hospital visits can be arranged. The organisation also offers advice, information and advocacy and, if unable to help, will ensure you are appropriately referred. Help is offered with benefit claims. WIFCOS caters for individuals, couples and families. The service takes place in Roscoe Methodist Church.

Manchester City of Sanctuary

MCS provides opportunities for integration into the community, as well as volunteering opportunities. Manchester groups & organisations partner with them to offer bike lessons, walking days & English lessons

Manchester Refugee Support Network

Integration and community support based in Moss Side. MRSN is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. For over 24 years, they have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.

NESTAC (New Step for African Communities)

This Manchester-based charity works to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester. They work to promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights of BAME families, with an emphasis on the mental health and wellbeing of women and young girls who have been victims of Gender-Based Violence.

Mustard Tree (Manchester)

Mustard Tree supports people in poverty and homelessness, helping people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. They provide practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing.

Wirral Multicultural Organisation

This charity supports members of the local BME community by providing language support, advocacy, social support and activities, assistance to access primary care services and including advice and education services.

MICAH Liverpool

Micah Liverpool is a social justice charity that has been set up by Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and St Bride’s Church to relieve Liverpool residents from social injustice and poverty. They run projects to combat unemployment and deliver emergency food aid and affordable food.

Migrant Support (Manchester)

Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides:
Art & Craft Workshops
LE Integration Hub
LASNET
Mi-Zest Multicultural Vegan Kitchen - Pop-Up Cafe
Migrant Echoes - radio
Solidarity & Integration Volunteering
United Peoples Drop-in Service

Cornerstone Salford

Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. They help people facing a wide range of social issues and offer support in the forms of men's barber services, computer suite, optometrist, cooking and hygiene classes and one-to-one support. Cornerstone welcomes people from all backgrounds and operates a policy of non-discrimination.

Exodus Manchester

Part of Community Arts North West, the Exodus refugee arts programme works with refugees and host communities across a range of traditional and contemporary art forms, with a strong focus on cross cultural collaborative production. Exodus has been significant in creating a voice and cultural expression for refugee communities new to the region.

Boaz Trust

Boaz offer safe accommodation and holistic support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They host recreational and vocational activities, and help with essentials such as a small food allowance and clothes donation.

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre (Manchester)

Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in one of Manchester's most diverse areas. They can advise on:
Welfare Benefits
Money & Debt
Housing/Homelessness
Consumer and employment problems
Getting into work
Access to adult learning, training and volunteering
Immigration/Nationality issues (we are registered with OISC to provide Level 1 advice)
Access to Education, Health and other statutory services

Wai Yin Society (Manchester)

The Society aims to challenge all forms of discrimination and social exclusion through the provision of diverse and reactive services, delivered by a team of qualified social workers, nurses and other professionals. As the Society has grown, they have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities. Through their adult classes and drop-ins their aims are:

MaCO Manchester Congolese Organisation

MaCO is a community led group which has been set up to support Congolese asylum seekers and refugees that have been placed in Manchester. They offer free and confidential advice, assistance, representation, advocacy, translating and interpreting services in matters relating to welfare, health, social education (culture), academic development, employment, finance management and orientation to life in the UK.

The Greater Manchester Bengali Hindu Cultural Association

The objective of the association is to promote and benefit the inhabitants of Greater Manchester and the neighbouring areas, in particular those of the Bengali Hindu origin, regardless of sex, political, religious or other opinions by advancing education which promotes good citizenship and good relations between people in multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith society.

Fuse Manchester

A non-profit organisation, community and platform dedicated to creatives of colour in Greater Manchester, working towards a racially diverse and inclusive creative industry.

Black Ballad

Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.

Burnt Roti

Burnt Roti is a South Asian lifestyle magazine dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest in the community.

Gal Dem

A new media company committed to sharing the perspectives of women and non-binary people of colour.

Follow them for insightful blogs and content.

Podcast: Black Girls Talking

Hosted by Alesia, Fatima, Aurelia, and Ramou - four amazing black women getting together to talk about pop culture through the lens of the representation (or lack of) black women in media.

Podcast: The Friend Zone

Hosted by three friends - Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante - The Friend Zone is a podcast exploring mental health and mental hygiene.

New episodes every Wednesday

BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network have created videos in which Doctors explain Coronavirus in a range of South Asian languages. Click the link below to go to the video:

Time Outdoors

Website with outdoors events listings and a newsletter for UK-wide things to do, places to go and clubs to join plus advice.

Outdoor Resource Hub

Outdoor Resource Hub offers resources and support for participants and leaders in an attempt to make the outdoors accessible for all and has a great collective list of outdoor and adventure sport groups:

Ubele

Ubele aims to build community resilience and sustainability through knowledge generation and learning, they connect individuals across diasporas and generations. 

They have a range of resources to support BAME communities through COVID-19, including a weekly bulletin and a series of online workshops.

Runnymede Trust

The UK's leading independent race equality think-tank, working end racism.

Follow them for updates on their work and research. 

Scottish Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people that are in need of refuge and protection.

The communities that the charity predominantly advocates for are those who have fled life-threatening circumstances in search of a safer environment for them and their families. Navigating the UK's asylum system can be an extremely daunting task and the Scottish Refugee Council is here to help. 

 

Bamed Network

The BAMEed Network is a movement initiated in response to the continual call for intersectionality and diversity in the education sector. We connect, enable and showcase the talent of diverse educators so they may inspire future generations.

Centre For BME Health

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health is located in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and is uniquely placed to conduct research on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of ethnic and migrant communities. 

The Race Equality Centre Leicester

The Race Equality Centre provides support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations from racial minority backgrounds, which is designed to enhance their ability to proactively participate in political, social and economic activities.

Visible Leaders Network (VLN)

The Visible Leaders Network (VLN) is a network for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff leaders and aspiring leaders. It is designed to support your personal progression to senior level roles within the NHS.